Inclusion. Diversity. Healing

New Yew is a body positive, diversity friendly, queer friendly, trans affirming massage practice.

Everyone is welcome at New Yew. The Yew is a symbol of transformation, regeneration, and rebirth; it’s energy is available to anyone who seeks it.

I welcome:

  • All faiths, spiritualities, or lack thereof (*but please don’t proselytize)
  • All gender identities or lack thereof
  • All sexual orientations or lack thereof
  • All races and ethnicities
  • Immigrants, dreamers, migrants, and refugees
  • All political persuasions (*but please don’t proselytize)

The only thing that matters at New Yew is this: The unique way your pain manifests in your body; the unique way your body responds to massage, bodywork, energy work, and/or aromatherapy; your willingness to take an active part in your own healing process; and your willingness to take full responsibility for your health.    

Transformational Massage

I’m Michelle Doetsch. As a licensed massage therapist, reiki master, and certified aromatherapist, I’m here to help you reduce your pain, increase your ability to move with ease, and understand how your stress level affects both pain and movement. I loosen the muscles that are contracted tight, soothe the ones that are being stretched tight, and help you understand which ones are causing your pain and limiting your movement.

I empower you with stress relief techniques and stress management strategies you can use at home to reduce or prevent the pain and limitation that’s currently interfering with your ability to live your life the way you want. You’re too busy to be sidelined with pain or limited movement.

In order to give you the best possible service, I choose to play to my strengths and refer my weaknesses to another therapist. It’s only fair.

When you work with me:

  • You’ll have better movement and less pain
  • You’ll be able to work more efficiently, without painful distraction
  • Your concentration and memory will go back to pre-pain levels
  • You’ll be able swing a golf club, tennis racket, or baseball bat like you used to
  • You’ll be able to dance the night away!
  • You’ll be able to do the things you used to do and enjoy them
  • You’ll be better able to deal with the stress in your life

Want to feel better?

Call me at 616-334-8901 for a free 15 minute consult to find out if my services are right for you.

More of a DIYer? Find daily self-care and inspirational posts (and sometimes some funny stuff, too) on my Facebook page. You’ll also find weekly self-care articles on my blog

Michelle’s Professional Bio:

M Doetsch, massage therapist

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in Michigan and I use she/her/hers or they/them pronouns. I have been a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner since 2002. My specialty is treating clients with headaches, high stress, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia, as well as other types of chronic pain. I address the unique way that your body manifests its symptoms and responds to treatment with a variety of therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques. My training in energy work includes Reiki, Spiritual Healing (a long-standing and respected form of energy work in England), and Kundalini Energy Healing. I am a certified member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). I am also a member of the GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Grand Valley State University.